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Promised Canon EOS R-series firmware updates now available

Canon has released firmware updates for the EOS R and EOS RP cameras, the benefits of which were first announced in August 2019 alongside the introduction of the EOS 90D and M6 Mark II.

These updates offer improvement to the cameras' Eye Detection AF feature, making it more responsive, and also fixes the known PTP security flaw.

Firmware versions 1.4.0 for the EOS R incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:
1. Enhances Eye Detection Autofocus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
2. Improved AF performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
3. Reduces lag time between the actual AF and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF frame size cannot be changed in the Servo AF setting.
5. Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

Firmware version 1.3.0 for the EOS RP offers the following:
1. Enhances Eye Detection AF for improved face and eye recognition at greater dista…

Canon announces EOS M200

Canon Europe announces the highly anticipated successor to the popular EOS M100 mirrorless camera – the Canon EOS M200.

Upgrades include the latest Canon DIGIC 8 processor, improved autofocus and the addition of 4K movie. Complete with a guided user interface, boundless creative functions and vertical movie shooting, it is the perfect step-up from a smartphone for those looking for more control and more professional images and video.

The Canon EOS M200 is a compact and lightweight camera that can be conveniently carried anywhere. Weighing just 299g (including battery and memory card), it is perfect for daily use as it takes up limited bag space. It is also sleek and stylish in appearance, available in black or white with a high-quality crosshatch leather pattern.

Incredibly simple, simply incredible, the Canon EOS M200 will be available from October 2019 with an RRP of £499.99/€569.99.

EOS M200 Key features:
24.1 megapixel APS-C sized sensor4K video and 120fps HDDual Pixel CMO…

Firmware updates to fix security flaws for EOS 1D- and 5D-series

Canon has released the first wave of firmware updates to resolve the Picture Transfer Protocol security flaw identified in Wi-Fi enabled EOS cameras.

Firmware is available for the following cameras:

EOS 5D Mark III – version 1.3.6
EOS 5D Mark IV – version 1.2.1
EOS 5DS – version 1.1.3
EOS 5DS R – version 1.1.3
EOS-1D X – version 2.1.1
EOS-1D X Mark II – version 1.1.7

Updates for other affected Canon EOS cameras are expected to be released in due course.

These follow the firmware update already released for the EOS 80D DSLR camera.

Ensure that you read the instructions contained within the downloaded firmware update from the Canon UK website. For more information on how to install firmware, read the EOS magazine article.